Thursday, February 7, 2008

How To Remove Rusty Nuts

How To Remove Rusty Nuts

What's more aggravating than a rusty nut that won't budge no matter how hard you try to turn it with a wrench? Have you sprayed a whole can of WD 40 or PB Blaster on the stubborn rusty nut and still have no luck in removing it? Well, you are in luck. Before you give the nut one last hard turn and break the attached bolt, try this simple trick that involves one simple tool that is usually available in most hardware stores. Your secret weapon for stubborn rusty nuts is a propane torch. Heating the nut until it turns cherry red will loosen the nut enough to remove it without pulling your groin. You will need to take safety precautions when using a propane torch. Wear thick leather gloves to prevent burns. Don't use near flammable liquids. Use common sense. I always heat the rusted nut to a cherry red, wait a few seconds and then spray the threads with WD-40 or PB Blaster. It will smoke a little. Then put your wrench on the nut and you'll see how easily it comes off the bolt. Be sure and remember that the nut and bolt will stay hot for some time. For those that were born without common sense, aloe is good for first degree burns.



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